SEND Contact details

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Dear Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council,

Could you please provide me with the following information pertaining to the authorities Local Offer on Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

1. What is the name, email address and contact phone number of the main contact within the council for 'SEND' Local Offer?
2. Are there regional contacts for 'SEND' that deal with schools, if so what are their names, contact numbers and email addresses?
3. Does the council 'SEND' support team have group meetings with schools during the year, if so how frequently and when and where is the next one?
4. What other support does the council 'SEND' team offer schools with regards to training and guidance?

Many thanks

Regards

Mike

InformationRights@walsall.gov.uk, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Cassidy,

 

 

Thank you for your request for information about SEND Contact Details,
which was received on 15 August 2016.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

Fakhara Qanwal

 

 

 

Programme and Business Support, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Cassidy

 

Freedom of Information Request

 

Further to your request for information about SEND Contact Details

I can tell you the following:

 

Otherwise refer to the website :

 

[1]http://www.wcld.co.uk/kb5/walsall/asch/l...

 

 

 

1.      Phil Ward  (Head of Service SENDI)

             Tel: 01922 654689

            email: [2][email address]

 

2.       Unknown as yet , but a ‘Google Search’ would uncover a number of
specialist support organisations  (British Dyslexia Association ,
Tourrettes Syndrome, ADHD, National Austistic Society etc)

 

3.       As far as I am aware the Educational Psychology Service  and
Sensory Advisory Team  have Termly ‘Inclusion Planning Meetings’ at
 individual schools (or clusters)

 

4.       I understand that there is an annual training programme of events
provided by the Authority, that schools are invited to attend.

 

The SEND Service is made up of a number of services, including Educational
Psychology, Sensory Advisory Team

 

Otherwise refer to the website :

 

[3]http://www.wcld.co.uk/kb5/walsall/asch/l...

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

 

From: Fakhara Qanwal On Behalf Of [email address]
Sent: 16 August 2016 09:22
To: Programme and Business Support
Subject: FOI REQUEST - RFI0898/16 re: SEND Contact Details

 

Dear Yvonne,

 

We have received the following request for information under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000:RFI0898/16

 

 

Could you please provide me with the following information pertaining to
the authorities Local Offer on Special Education Needs and Disabilities
(SEND).

1. What is the name, email address and contact phone number of the main
contact within the council for 'SEND' Local Offer?

2. Are there regional contacts for 'SEND' that deal with schools, if so
what are their names, contact numbers and email addresses?

3. Does the council 'SEND' support team have group meetings with schools
during the year, if so how frequently and when and where is the next one?

4. What other support does the council 'SEND' team offer schools with
regards to training and guidance?

 

This request has been allocated to Children’s Services  for direct
response to the requestor.

 

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If you have any queries about how to respond please contact
[4][email address] or call us on the number below.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Fakhara Qanwal

 

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